American Presidents Audios

U.S. Presidents have varying backgrounds and political persuasions. Only one was unanimously elected. They can have little or lasting influence. These stories are about individuals with the power to make a difference at home and abroad.

Combining many different clips from the horror-filled day of November 22, 1963, Mike Swickey created this radio documentary about President Kennedy'...

Not knowing whether there was a conspiracy behind the death of President Kennedy, officials initially delayed the formal announcement of his death.

Churchill tried repeatedly to convince FDR to enter the war.

On the 8th of December, 1941 - the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed - Americans received their up-to-date news from the radio.

In his first inaugural address, which remains one of the most famous in American history, President Franklin D.

This audio clip, from the National Archives, is the swearing-in and inaugural address of John F.

Reporters were unsure of the President's condition at Parkland Hospital as they tried to keep the public informed of events.

On the evening of October 22, 1962, President Kennedy shocked the country when he reported the Soviet Union was installing ballistic missiles in Cuba.

The attack by Japan was "unprovoked" and "dastardly," to use President Roosevelt's words.

Denny Smith - from WIBC ("Indy's News Center," at 93.

This audio clip, in which Theodore Roosevelt talks about social and industrial justice, is from "A Confession of Faith," an address which TR originall...

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